Author Archives: tessagreenhalgh

Everyone Poops

Nature is nature and we often cannot control when nature calls. In this time period most public spaces have some type of public restroom facility. Where I live in New Hampshire, like a lot of small NE towns, the only … Continue reading

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Seating is Important

Over my spring break this semester I sat in a lot of parks. I went to three different cities, I looked at gardens, parks, courtyards and anywhere else that was made up of a huge space with lost of people. … Continue reading

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Participatory Memory

One of the most critical processes used in Placemaking is participatory planning. It involves using the knowledge and participation of the local community in the planning process of new spaces. Recently I have been discussing elementary education, specifically focusing around … Continue reading

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Snackbars

Growing up I played a lot of sports and went to a lot of sports games, where the eating the game food was just as important as watching or playing the game. Kiosks and snack bars were an integral part … Continue reading

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Trams Transformation

Visiting Florence this past weekend I noticed how public transportation changes the way the flow of people move throughout the city and when we look closer at their positioning we can see the way public transportation is placed, in a … Continue reading

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City on a Hill

After traveling to the beautiful city of Montepulciano, located in Tuscany on the boarder of Umbria, I wonder why so many cities are built on hills. After spending a short three week in Perugia I have noticed the trend of … Continue reading

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